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Company Name

Payload Studios


1 Baker’s Yard
Baker’s Row

Founding Date

November 2013


Founding Date

November 2013



Payload Studios is a British independent game studio founded by Russ Clarke and Vincent Scheurer, to develop the ultimate open-world, sandbox adventure game, TerraTech.

Studio History

Previously of London’s Ideaworks mobile studio, Payload Studios founder Russ Clarke left Ideaworks to go on his very own indie adventure in 2012.

Alongside Vincent Scheurer, Russ co-founded Payload Studios. Pulling in his experience from working on beloved franchises like Metal Gear, Call of Duty, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider and Fable Russ was able to create the first prototype for TerraTech.

The game as it stands today started its life in late 2013 and has progressed rapidly – with the team also expanding at pace, now based in Farringdon, London.

The game entered Early Access on 6th February 2015, building on the amass of community feedback over the next few years. TerraTech then left early access and officially released on 10th August 2018 across PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Selected articles

“Think Minecraft meets cult TV show Robot Wars”

Keith Stuart, The Guardian, 16th September 2014

"The fun comes from working out what you can really get away with as you bolt on hover pads, bigger wheels, boosters, even bigger wheels..."

Leon Hurley, Kotaku UK, 24th June 2014